Resort vs Refer - What's the difference?

resort | refer |


As verbs the difference between resort and refer

is that resort is to have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration or resort can be to repeat a sorting process; sort again while refer is to direct the attention of.

As a noun resort

is a place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities]] such as [[lodging|lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment or resort can be an act of sorting again or resort can be (obsolete) active power or movement; spring.

resort

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities]] such as [[lodging, lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
  • Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).
  • to have resort to violence
  • * Shakespeare
  • Join with me to forbid him her resort .
  • (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.
  • * Milton
  • far from all resort of mirth

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
  • * Clarendon
  • The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Stephen Ledoux , title=Behaviorism at 100 , volume=100, issue=1, page=60 , magazine= citation , passage=Becoming more aware of the progress that scientists have made on behavioral fronts can reduce the risk that other natural scientists will resort to mystical agential accounts when they exceed the limits of their own disciplinary training.}}
  • To fall back; to revert.
  • * Sir M. Hale
  • The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
  • To make one's way, go (to).
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew XIII:
  • The same daye went Jesus out off the housse, and sat by the seesyde, and moch people resorted unto him, so gretly that he went and sat in a shyppe, and all the people stode on the shoore.
    Derived terms
    * last resort

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to repeat a sorting process; sort again
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of sorting again.
  • * 1991, Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer , Volume 16:
  • "If further sorting is required, begin anew with opcode = 0. opcode = -3 may be set to build an index file following an initial sort with opcode set to 0, or a resort with opcode set to -1.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) ressort.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Some know the resorts and falls of business that cannot sink into the main of it.

    Anagrams

    * * * * ----

    refer

    English

    Verb

    (referr)
  • To direct the attention of.
  • The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.
  • To submit to (another person or group) for consideration; to send or direct elsewhere.
  • He referred the matter to the principal.
    to refer a patient to a psychiatrist
  • To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, source, a motive, reason, or ground of explanation.
  • He referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances.
  • (rfex) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
  • # (grammar) to be referential to another element in a sentence
  • #:
  • Synonyms

    * delegate * direct

    Derived terms

    * refer to * refer someone to

    Anagrams

    * English palindromes ----